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    It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    I have had my piggies now for almost 6 months. They let me pet them in the cage. Well last night penny was wheeking so I went over and petted her. I reached in with my other hand and scooped her out without any fuss from her. That was a first. Usually I have to block them off in the cage where they have nowhere to go and then grab them. It felt absolutely wonderful to just pick her up without her making any fuss. My other piggy also just recently comes to me for a petting session, and this piggy was the scaredy cat of them all.

    So the lesson here for everyone is...........

    The trust between your piggy and yourself is always growing. You think it wont get any better but it does. Patience and continous socialization is the key to bringing your piggy and yourself closer. It can take months to get to a certain stage of trust with your piggy, but when you get it, wow, its all worth it.

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    Aww.. congrats pennick! I wish I could do that with my piggies. It's good to know it might happen in the future.

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    That's wonderful!

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    Congrats! I've had mine for a year and they are still a little skittish.

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    Almost a month with my guys and it's going great.

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    I too hope to get to such a place with trust with my piggies. In the meantime I will just keep petting, holding and loving them.

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    Mine are fine with me now.
    There was one time I had my youngest piggie was on the sofa with me and my hubby came and sat with me but at the other end of the seat, and the piggie walked up to him and sat on his lap... Well this was a 1st as the hubby usually dosent get to close to the pigs, So I made a big deal of how wonderful it was that the piggie trusted him enough to hop onto his lap and he should feel honored! Well the next second, he peed on him!
    I felt so bad! Hehehe....I havn't laughed that hard in a long time!

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    Guineagirl -- That is hysterical!! Maybe he wasn't intending to cuddle with your hubby -- maybe he thought your hubby was a potty!!!

    Pennick - That is SO great! One of my males has gotten to the point that he doesn't seem afraid of anything. He used to be real skittish. He moved into my dads house with my sisters two pigs (both of mine did) and they say Peanut is by far the most social. He cracks me up when I go visit him. He's a ham!

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    Guineagurl, That was too funny! My husband is the same way with our girls and I know he would totally lose it if one of them peed on him!

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    Re: It's now 6 months and its only getting better

    I think pigs just like to think husbands are potties. My husband was holding Tomoyo and he said that he thinks she needs to go to the bathroom. I asked him is she was doing her "pee pee" dance and he said no she was just licking and nibbling on his fingers. I said that he was just yummy, if she starts doing her little dance, she has to go pee. Well 5 seconds later she peed on him. I got a see, I told you so for that one. I told him that since she always warnes me, maybe his fingers were too yummy to leave. He works with spices so his hands are always extra salty. All the pigs think his hands are extra yummy

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